Nora Ricci

Nora Ricci (19 July 1924 – 16 April 1976) was an Italian actress.[1]

Nora Ricci
Born19 July 1924 (1924-07-19)
Viareggio, Italy
Died16 April 1976 (1976-04-17) (aged 51)
Rome, Italy
Years active1951–1974
Vittorio Gassman
(m. 1944; div. 1952)

Life and career

Born in Viareggio, Tuscany, Ricci was the daughter of actors Renzo Ricci and Margherita Bagni, and the nephew of actor Ermete Zacconi.[2] At 17 years old, she moved to Rome to enroll in the Academy of Dramatic Arts, where she knew Vittorio Gassman, who became her husband in 1944 and from whom she separated shortly after the birth of her only child, actress Paola Gassman (born June 1945), divorcing Vittorio in 1952 so he could marry Shelley Winters.[2]

Ricci made her professional debut in 1943, in the theatrical company led by Laura Adani.[2] During her career she was active on stage, radio, television and in films, notably working with Luchino Visconti, Pietro Germi, Liliana Cavani.[2] She died after a long illness, aged 51.[3]



  1. "Nora Ricci". Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  2. Enrico Lancia, Roberto Poppi. Le attrici. Gremese Editore, 2003. ISBN 888440214X.
  3. "A Roma i funerali di Nora Ricci". La Stampa (92). 20 April 1976.
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